Tuesday, August 10, 2010

printf(Flex 4 Fun);

If you listen closely, you can probably hear it; the slight rustling of hundreds of pages, the chuckles of the shop foreman as he reads the section headings and subtle footnote humor, the collective sigh of the machinery as it mass-produces page after page of graphics programming wisdom.

After months of writing, followed by many more months of editing and revising (it's still unbelievable to me, and more than a little depressing, to know how much you can continue working on your own text and still find things to improve), Flex 4 Fun has gone to print. It's a bit like being put out to stud, except that books are self-reproducing and there's little chance that one of the offspring would win the Triple Crown.

If all goes well at the printer, there should be hardcopy available in mid-September, right before the JavaOne conference, and in plenty of time for your holiday programming-book-giving needs. Just imagine what your mother will say when she opens that completely unexpected gift.

For anyone that bought, or is thinking about buying, the online version, the PrePrint will be updated soon with this version of the text. I'll post something here when that happens.

6 comments:

Draven said...

Hey, great news! I bought the PDF version back in May. Do you know if I'll get an email with a link to downloaded the updated version? Or do I need to hunt through my back emails and use the same link?

Chet Haase said...

I'm pretty sure a new email goes out with the link to the final version when it's ready. Then again, I didn't buy that version, so I don't know. I'll check with the publisher to make sure that happens...

Chet Haase said...

Okay, got the scoop from the publisher: an email will go out to everyone that's already purchased it with a link. Downloading from the site will always get you the latest version. Also, you can always log into your artima account (which you set up to purchase the book in the first place) and get to your download link through the settings page.

Anonymous said...

tried to purchase; cart wont update from empty

Chet Haase said...

@Anonymous: Not sure what's up with that - I know others have successfully purchased the eBook. I'll run it by the publisher to see if there was an issue with the site.

Chet Haase said...

@Anonymous: We confirmed that purchasing is working. However, it's required that cookies are enabled - was that your problem?
p.s.: consider leaving some kind of name when you post a comment. I won't bite.